What Makes a Patent Valuable (or Not)!

What Makes a Patent Valuable (or Not)!

Hello all, I took 10 days off earlier this month and unplugged from everything, a first for me. Unfortunately, I came back to a world that looked a lot like the start of WW3. … I know I am not alone but, it has been increasingly difficult to watch a David vs. Goliath...
Booster Shot

Booster Shot

Hello and Happy Valentine’s Day to all! Getting one’s booster shot has been the talk of the town. But who would have guessed that the IP Market would get a shot of its own last week? Yes, I am talking about the $600M patent divestiture recently announced by...
Our Predictions for 2022 (Part II)

Our Predictions for 2022 (Part II)

Hello all, A couple of weeks ago, I dusted off my crystal ball and reflected on both the market in 2021 and stuck my neck out with my first 5 predictions for the IP market in 2022. You can read that first set here.  My first prediction concerning new USPTO Director...
Our Predictions for 2022 (Part II)

Our Predictions for 2022 (Part 1)

Hello all, A very Happy New Year to all our readers near and far. It’s too bad we all wanted to believe that with the flip of a calendar, 2022 would mark a new era or a return to an era pre-pandemic. Well, well, well. I guess the joke’s on us now as Omicron rages full...
Is This Market Really Going Up?

Is This Market Really Going Up?

Hello all, It was a busy two weeks since our last column and our team is back from a great and productive trip in NYC where we attended the IP Dealmakers Forum along with a couple of hundreds of decision makers. I am writing this a little bit ahead of our usual...
The Blooming Phase of Patents

The Blooming Phase of Patents

Hello all, What do the Neelakurinji flower and a patent have in common? Read below to find out but, spoiler alert, it has to do with blooming… Let’s start with the latest development; earlier this week saw the USPTO director nominee Kathi Vidal appear in the US Senate...